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Legend of The Seagullmen ‘Legend of the Seagullmen’ Review

Legend of The Seagullmen ‘Legend of the Seagullmen’ Review: quirky alt-metal supergroup release nautical-themed album.  Metal listeners tend to be wary of supergroups. More often than not, such bands can suffer the too many cooks in the kitchen effect, leading to a muddy vision. But after a pair of demos leaked in 2015 from Legend of […]

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Red Fang ‘Only Ghosts’ Review

Red Fang ‘Only Ghosts’ Review: West coast metal act rock with refined fury on new Ross Robinson produced release.   Portland, Oregon’s Red Fang have carved their own distinct hybrid of metal: a healthy mix of sludge and stoner with a dash of heavy 90s-era alternative rock thrown in for good measure. And their latest release, Only […]

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Mastodon ‘Once More Round The Sun’ Review

Mastodon ‘Once More Round The Sun’ Review: weak production and mellower arrangements result in a mediocre follow-up to ‘The Hunter.’ Confession; my favorite Mastodon record is ‘The Hunter.’ I know that’s not the hip response, but if I’m to be candid, I like my metal on the melodic and direct side, and generally am left […]

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Riot Fest Official 2014 Lineup Announced

Riot Fest Official 2014 Lineup Announced: Lollapalooza and ACL take note, THIS is a festival lineup. Riot Fest has been going 10 years strong, as a mid-size music festival, but for its 10th anniversary that’s about to change, because the official 2014 lineup isn’t just their biggest yet, it’s the best festival lineup this year. […]

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Bonnaroo 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Announced; Festival a tad lackluster in the alt-rock and metal dept. The organizers for the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee have just announced the official roster for 2014. Watch the video preview announcement below: Headling for the four days of the festival include Elton John, Lionel Richie, and controversially Kanye West, who […]

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70 Most Underrated Guitar Riffs Of All Time Part 2

Okay guitar fans, welcome to the 70 Most Underrated Guitar Riffs Of All Time Part 2 . I’ve scoured my brain and cd collection to make a unique list of riffs that deserve more credit, and are just cool as the same old songs that always grace Rolling Stone and Guitar World best of lists. Be […]

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Baroness Yellow and Green Album Review

Baroness Yellow and Green Album Review

*New Baroness release “Yellow and Green” adds elements of 90’s alternative rock  to their sludge metal sound   If you’ve read my blog for a while now, you know that  I think most modern music sucks, and lament the lack of heavy rock with a bit of melody. It’s either anemic pop or cookie monster […]

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The End of the Album, and are we bothered enough to care?

This past Christmas I got 2 gifts that were at the top of my Amazon wish list: The landmark albums by The Smashing Pumpkins, Gish and Siamese Dream, in their remastered deluxe edition formats. Upon opening the box sets, looking at all the postcard style images from the original album art, the lengthy liner notes, […]

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